It's the sense of touch, I think we've missed that touch so much that we crash into each other just so we can feel something. (Crash, 2004)
Kindness matters. Today Pastor David mentioned how this month has been difficult for a lot of people; a lot of tragedy both personal and national. The end of the year is said to be the only universal holiday, there is a lot of festivities and overall happiness during this time. Yet for many this time around it won't be the same, a lot of people are carrying heavy hearts.
I took this photo at a small gift shop when I went to Hawaii last month, it was a small plate with a powerful message: kindness matters. It is often so easy to get caught up in the busyness of our day to day lives that we don't take time to really sit down and talk to each other to see what is really going on. I think we have forgotten to be kind and lend each other a hand, a ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, a friend to depend on. We need to find kindness again, it makes a difference.
Let's work on this. Let's ask each other what is on our minds. Let's make eye contact with people and smile. Let's not always make it about us. Let's work on kindness, it matters.